Is pink pepper, real pepper?
The pink pepper is the fruit of the Schinus Terebinthifolius Brazilian pepper tree. This tree has a height of 9 - 15 meters and belongs to the plant family of Sumac plants (Anacardiaceae). From a botanical point of view, it's not pepper, it's berries.
What does it taste like?
He tastes very different than what his name suggests. It tastes pleasantly fruity, slightly resinous, without sharpness and with a flowery-sweet aroma, which is reminiscent of juniper. As a spice, it is becoming increasingly popular in Europe because of its sweet aroma.
How do I use it?
In the trade, the pink pepper is usually offered as a mixture with white and black pepper. This mixture is not so good for a pepper mill, as the pink pepper is very light and can not be ground well, so you can enjoy its flavor then in this form. It is advisable to order the pink pepper separately. So you can grind it in a mortar or coffee mill and use it much better for seasoning. He should be used sparingly.
What do I use pink pepper for?
Pink pepper is so versatile in its application. Its aroma goes well with fish and steak but also with poultry and game. He spices sauces, mashed potatoes and also decorates creamy soups. Italian cuisine uses it for pasta dishes. He also refines vegetables like asparagus or fennel.
With which spices can I combine it?
Pink pepper goes well with the following spices: black and green pepper, fennel, ginger, galangal, chervil, parsley, lemongrass, mint
How do I store spices?
Put the dried berries in an airtight container. Keep it away from sunlight, cool and dry. Only grind small amounts that you use up quickly.